July, 2020

Losing our collective minds?

Clark Quinn

So, after that mess on Twitter, I next see on LinkedIn a recognized personage who proceeds to claim that learning styles are legit. And, the basis for this claim is fundamentally wrong. So I’m beginning to fear that we’re losing our collective minds!

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” asks Learning from the Future , a recent Harvard Business Review article by Peter Scoblic , in its opening sentence.

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cynefin

Harold Jarche

This is a retrospective on how my work has been influenced by the Cynefin framework , which I first came across in late 2007, many years after it had been originally published in 1999 — the same year as The Cluetrain Manifesto. After reading some of the background information, I concluded there is no single best way to address our pressing business, societal, or environmental issues.

Coming From Every Here

Doc Searls

To answer the question Where are SiriusXM radio stations broadcasted from? , I replied, If you’re wondering where they transmit from, it’s a mix. SiriusXM transmits primarily from a number of satellites placed in geostationary orbit , 35,786 kilometres or 22,236 miles above the equator.

The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad

Dan Pontefract

I had to watch Apple’s latest “work from home” video several times to see if I was missing something. In the end, I determined that the video is a giant … Continue reading "The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad". The post The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership apple Lead. remote working work from home

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How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited transcript created by the Google Sound Recording on the Pixel 4 (the main reason I bought this phone in fact) of the webinar I gave July 30, 2020. Thank you very much Sarah and I'm still waiting for that invitation to speak in Antarctica. Any time you're ready? I'm on a plane. Hi everyone. Welcome to our contact North online learning seminar. How to help students succeed by taking ownership of their learning online through personal learning?

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Mythless Learning Design

Clark Quinn

If I’m going to rail against myths in learning, it makes sense to be clear about what learning design without myths looks like. Let me lay out a little of what mythless learning design is, or should be. Learning with myths manifests in many ways. Redundant development to accommodate learning styles, or generations. Shortened to be appropriate for millennials or the attention span of a goldfish. Using video and images for everything because we process images 60K faster.

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friday’s paradoxes

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. vtg2 — “ I’m beginning to think ‘hindsight is 2020’ was some kind of message from a future time traveler that we all misunderstood.”

The Future of Now

Doc Searls

There is latency to everything. Stub your toe and a second or two passes before the pain kicks in. The crack of a bat on a playing field takes half a second before it reaches the ears of the watching crowd. The sunlight we see on Earth is eight minutes old.

Designing Ecosystems | A Learning Journey

Dave Snowden

On September 16, 2019, Cognitive Edge was invited to a Research Meeting convened by the Stanford Center for Design Research and the David Ramsey Map Center. In this session, I joined our longtime friend and partner, Ade Mabogunje from the Standard D-school and his colleague, Salim Mohd, the Head of the Rumsey Center together with 15 different experts. The event was convened to integrate perspectives on Innovation Ecosystem and Design Thinking to come together to share insights. .

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Responses to Pew on the Future and Ethics in AI

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you expect change, what do you think the “new normal” will be for the average person in 2025? What will have changed most? What will not change much at all?

Collective mind losing redux

Clark Quinn

I reported about a conversation on LinkedIn badly defending learning styles. And, the subsequent post came out. Sad to say, it doesn’t do anything better, and instead is yet another bad example of reasoning. It’s a ‘collective mind losing’ redux!

The Long-Term Impact of Early-Career Setbacks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fail fast, fail often is one of Silicon Valley’s best known mantras. Is there something to this belief that if you’re not failing fast and often you may be stuck in a stagnating endeavor? After all, social scientists have their own Matthew Effect , - i.e., the rich get richer and t he famous get more famous, - as evidenced in our age of rising economic inequality and superstar dynamics.

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stories for the network age

Harold Jarche

The TIMN model [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] developed by David Ronfeldt has influenced much of my own work in looking at how we are moving toward a network society and must create organizational forms that are beyond national governments and beyond markets. Even combining the efforts of civil society, governments, and markets will not be enough to address our greatest challenges — climate change and environmental degradation. These have been my assumptions to date.

Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid

Xyleme

Let’s be honest — so-called “rapid” authoring tools aren’t really rapid at all. What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG,) or “rapid” tools, apply styles that are hard-coded into the content, which means that the writing and designing are coupled together. Authors can write the content while controlling the heading color, font size, paragraph spacing, table shading and more, right within the tool itself. This should save time, right? In fact, it does just the opposite.

A rare sky treat

Doc Searls

Across almost 73 laps around the Sun, I’ve seen six notable comets. The fifth was Hale-Bopp, which I blogged about here , along with details on the previous four, in 1997. The sixth is NEOWISE, and that’s it, above, shot with my iPhone 11. There are a couple other shots in that same album, taken with my Canon 5D Mark III. Those are sharper, but this one shows off better.

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award 2020

Charles Jennings

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their work in public and often challenge conventional wisdom.

ITA Jay Cross Award 2020

Clark Quinn

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross , is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

Could AI Reshape the Global Balance of Power?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) was established by the US Congress in Fiscal Year 2019 to “advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies by the United States to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.”

ITA Jay Cross Award 2020

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their work in public and often challenge conventional wisdom.

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award 2020 is presented to Andrew Jacobs

Jane Hart

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their […]. Modern Workplace Learning

How to get fans inside the NBA’s playoff bubble

Doc Searls

Sell tickets to attend online through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Webex, GoToMeeting, Jitsi or whatever conferencing system can supply working tech to the NBA. Then mic everyone in the paying crowd, project them all on the walls (or sheets hanging from the ceiling), combine their audio, and run it through speakers so players can see and hear the cheering crowds. The playoffs start on July 31.

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How an LXP Can Align Your Company With the Top eLearning Trends of 2020

TOPYX LMS

2020 has been a year of change for the eLearning industry. The primary driver of change within the industry has been the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thinking about reframing

Clark Quinn

I found something interesting, and wanted to share, but…I realize this is supposed to be about my learnings about learning. So, I’m framing it as thinking about reframing ;). Seriously, it’s about extant models and opportunities to rethink. So, to begin with, I’ve been somewhat frustrated with the traditional model of capitalism. No, not as a plea for communism or something, but because it doesn’t align with our brains.

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Who will win the epic battle for online meeting hegemony?

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

The pandemic has focused much of the remote worker experience like a laser on the lowly online meeting, where many workers now spend so much of their work day now. Stalwarts like Cisco and HCL are facing intense competition from upstarts like Zoom and Slack as well as industry heavyweights Google and especially Microsoft

non-violence + 3.5%

Harold Jarche

How many people does it take to change an organization or a society? Minority groups need 25% to influence the majority in a society. But it only takes 10% if the group is committed with unshakeable belief. Inside an organization, the right mix of people requires only 3% to influence 85% of their colleagues. There is more information about these figures here — 25-10-3.

Practicing the Preach

Clark Quinn

I’m working on my next plan for global domination. And as I do, I’ve been developing my thinking, and there are some interesting outcomes. Including a realization that I wasn’t doing what I usually recommend. And I also believe that you should ‘ show your work ‘ So here I’m practicing the preach. First, I’m developing my understanding, getting concrete about it. I usually use Omnigraffle as a diagramming tool, to represent my conceptual understandings.

An L&D Challenge?

Clark Quinn

A colleague and friend posted about masks, and I weighed in. He suggested that it’s really a learning issue. I’m not sure I agree, but I thought it might be interesting to explore. So here’s an L&D challenge to consider. First, masks make sense , scientifically. They reduce the chance that someone might contaminate someone else.

A little silliness

Clark Quinn

So, this was a little silliness I did in the 99 second presos at the Learning & Development Conference. It was the second one (the other was more aspirational). I’d put it together and then wasn’t sure, but there was time and space. It’s just for fun, nothing serious, along the lines of others I’ve done. FYA (allegro): Hi, I’m Dr. Quinn, Meaningful Man, and have I got solutions for you! We’ve got learning experiences that are certain to be new.

hiatus

Harold Jarche

For the next few weeks I will be taking a break from blogging. I will still post my fortnightly Friday’s Finds but I will focus my writing on some offline projects and take some time off to reflect. In the meantime, if you are craving something to read, there are over 3,000 posts on this site. Check out my book reviews and synopses to add to your own reading lists. These topics may be of interest: Leadership. Complexity. Innovation. See you after my blog hiatus. PS: Happy Canada Day! “I

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meaningful finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Rosalyn Yalow — “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.” ” Aristotle — “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” via @marksstorm. WallyBock — ‘I’m 74.

To hurt or help?

Doc Searls

The choice above is one I pose at the end of a 20-minute audioblog I recorded for today, here: [link]. The graphic represents the metaphor I use to frame that choice. Future

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How long will radio last?

Doc Searls

These are among the since-demolished towers of the once-mighty WMEX/1510 radio in Boston. That wasn’t exactly the question asked on Quora, but what follows is my answer. If you mean licenses, all of them last as long as they have value to the owners—or that regulators allow them to persist. Note that nearly every broadcast license more than a few decades old has by now had many owners over a long period of time, and more than one call sign as well.

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Home is where one’s butt is

Doc Searls

I don’t want to explain why we’re bivouac’d at a friend’s house in San Marino. What matters, for the purpose of this post, is that we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the Covid-19 pandemic. My only complaint is that there’s nothing resembling an office desk or chair here. I’ve coped by collecting my ass and my electronics within an arrangement of mostly antique furniture. That’s what you see in the screenshot above.

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3 eLearning Courses Retail Employees Transitioning Back to the Workplace Need Now

TOPYX LMS

COVID-19 is not just a health crisis, but also an economic crisis. According to the New York Times in late June 2020, more than 44 million people have applied for state jobless benefits since mid-March.

How an LMS Can Promote Business Agility in the Age of COVID-19

TOPYX LMS

COVID-19 has made it clear that the only thing consistent in the business world is change. Having an agile mindset concerning business practices helps organizations become more confident in the face of uncertainty, which can lead to better business outcomes. According to HelpNetSecurity.com, 1 other organizational benefits of business agility include: A greater competitive advantage. Higher rates of customer satisfaction and retention. Improved worker productivity and retention. Reduced costs.

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Hidden Benefits of Offering More Employee Training in the Midst of COVID-19

TOPYX LMS

As COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, it’s safe to say that employee training is likely not at the top of most employers’ list of priorities. The majority of companies are simply trying to stay afloat, and for some, that has meant cutting back on training to save money. But now, the U.S. economy has started to reopen and organizations are ready to make up for lost time as quickly as possible.